Malt is a self taught artist, working and living in Metro Detroit. Working in both aerosol and acrylic painting techniques, Malt explores themes of nature across a broad body of work. From large scale murals and installations to intimate studio work, Malt focuses on the juxtapositions posed by nature - life/death, growth/decay, strength/weakness.
Growing up in Metro Detroit, Malt’s career as an artist began with his passion for skateboarding, graffiti and music. Influenced by the bold lines of graffiti and skateboard graphics, Malt reimagines natural landscapes and the characters that inhabit them, building from psychedelic backdrops to create other-worldly scenes.
With his recent studio work Malt strives to expand the themes and styles of his engaging public murals, breaking his signature owls and birds to their most essential forms, tapping into the nature of nature itself.
"With each process I always work from a basic concept or idea but I truly enjoy the path of the unknown, working without restrictions. I start with the idea and a basic sketch, then I lay down a background. From there I go on whatever venture the brush or the can of spray takes me." - Malt.